Department of Natural Resources - General Provisions - Mandatory education/proficiency examination and certificate.


Published: 2018-01-26

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The division of parks and watercraft shall provide and issue certificates pursuant to section 1547.05 of the Revised Code for proctored and nonproctored proficiency examinations. Each certificate and examination shall comply with the following requirements:

(A) All proficiency examinations shall be supplied by the division of parks and watercraft;

(B) All completed proficiency examinations shall be submitted to the division of parks and watercraft. A minimum of seventy percent must be achieved on the examination to obtain a certificate;

(C) In addition to paragraphs (A) and (B) of this rule, persons applying for a proctored proficiency examination certificate must complete the examination under the following requirements:

(1) The examination shall be administered by and in the presence of a division of parks and watercraft employee, a certified Ohio boating education course instructor, or a division of parks and watercraft designee;

(2) No reference material shall be used by a person while completing the examination;

(3) No person, division of parks and watercraft employee, or certified Ohio boating education course instructor shall provide information to another person while attempting to complete the examination in order to attain a passing score.

(4) A person taking the examination shall only have two attempts at achieving a passing score within one calendar day.